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Daily Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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In celebration of our Halloween and costume party this evening, today’s recipe features our favorite part of the pumpkin, the seed. Roasting pumpkin seeds is super easy and it allows for creative use of your spice drawer.

Stop by this evening to celebrate Halloween with us. We’ll have live music, games, drinks and local vendors with fun goodies. Come donning your best recycled costume and get entered to win a grand prize from The Burlap Bag.

It’s guaranteed to be a good time.

We still have some pumpkins left that are perfect for carving. After creating an artistic masterpiece on your jack-o-lantern, save the seeds and make one (or all) of these delicious ideas. They’ll make a great addition to your Fall recipe collection. Happy eating!

Pumpkin Seeds: Three Ways

From 101 Cookbooks

Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

1 egg white ($.50 for one egg) of 1 tsp olive oil ($.20 for 1 tbsp)

1/4 cup  natural cane sugar

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

scant 1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds ($9.00 pumpkins at in.gredients)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the egg white, sugar and spices. Add the seeds and toss well. Drain off the excess egg white, using a strainer, and place seeds in a single layer across a baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes or until seeds are golden. Sprinkle with some more sugar and cayenne when they come out of the oven.

Curried Pumpkin Seeds

1 egg white ($.50 for one egg) of 1 tsp olive oil ($.20 for 1 tbsp)

2 tsp curry powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds ($9.00 pumpkins at in.gredients)

Similar to the sweet and spicy seeds, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and after you whisk together the egg, curry powder and sea salt, toss the seeds. Drain off the excess egg white and bake (in a single layer, on a baking sheet) for about 12 minutes. Sprinkle with some more curry powder.

Black Tea and Butter Pumpkin Seeds

1 tsp black tea (choose a tea that is fragrant and has a strong flavor)

3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted ($.60 for 3 tbsp)

1/2 tsp fine grained sea salt

1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds ($9 pumpkins at in.gredients)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and using either a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder, grind the tea to a fine powder. Set aside. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the butter and salt. Add the pumpkin seeds and toss well. Place seeds in a single layer across the baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes. Sprinkle with the ground tea. Taste and season with more salt if needed.

approximate total cost of in.gredients: $9.60-$10.60

Written by cscdavis

October 26, 2012 at 9:31 am

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